Hi all, just wanted to get feedback on this photo I took at Labrador Park yesterday at sunset.
Typical to Labrador Park on a Saturday evening, you have the usual visitors. Picnic-ing families, fitness buffs running along, couples in love having their wedding shots done, dog-lovers walking man's best friend... and of course avid photographers trying to capture a beautiful sunset on the West side.
1. Amongst all that chaos, there was this solitary fisherman, oblivious to everyone about him, the cool breeze in his fair, and (amazingly) even to the stunning setting sun directly in front of him. When the sun was at it's largest , he was focused on re-baiting his line and re-casting it. Not a fisherman myself I don't know what the urgency was... perhaps it's a dusk that fish bite the most? At this moment, he felt a little tug on the line and was reeling furiously to bring in his 'catch'.
2. With the tight framing of this shot, I was hoping to highlight the subject and his single-minded focus. I intentionally used as high an aperture as possible to keep him in focus while trying to dull the stunning sunset behind.
3. The picture was taken at 1/160sec, f/.6, ISO100. I've tweaked the levels a little to emphasise the silhouette of the fisherman - but just minimally.
4. Out of the 180 shots I took over the 2 hours I was there, this was the one that struck me the most. I'm just an amateur who would like to take photos that I can be proud of - one day! This is the very first photo I'm putting up for critique and would love to hear how I could improve (in terms of composition, exposure, etc, etc.).
p.s. hope the writeup is suitable.